The curly-cue shape is a characteristic of this chrysogorgid octocoral, called Iridogorgia.

The curly-cue shape is a characteristic of this chrysogorgid octocoral, called Iridogorgia. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.

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